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Department is Hiring an Assistant Professor

The Department of Writing at Grand Valley State University is seeking to fill a tenure-track position beginning August 2017. A Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Professional/Technical Communication, Writing, English, or related field is required by time of employment. Candidates should have research and teaching expertise in professional/technical communication, business communication, and/or digital/visual rhetoric. A secondary interest in the research of online teaching of writing is desirable but not required. We encourage candidates to indicate further preparation or expertise in other areas of our dynamic, modular curriculum. Please review the department website ( for details about our curriculum and the range of writing courses we offer.


The typical teaching load is three courses per semester and may include business communication and a range of other professional writing courses in the major. The salary is competitive and includes health and retirement benefits. Apply online at Include a C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, and cover letter addressed to Professor Christopher Toth. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. Review of applications will begin February 27, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled. We plan to conduct online interviews with selected candidates and then bring finalists to campus. GVSU is an EO/AA institution.

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